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Aussie Open Title favourite Medvedev survives major scare to book semi-final spot

DANILL MEDVEDEV saved a match point and recovered from two sets to love down to defeat Felix Auger-Aliassime and reach his fifth grand slam semi-final at the Australian Open.

Another night of high drama at Melbourne Park saw the title favourite pushed to the brink before turning the match around to win 6-7 (4) 3-6 7-6 (2) 7-5 6-4 and set up a rematch of last year’s semi-final against Stefanos Tsitsipas.

“I was not playing my best and Felix was playing unbelievable, serving unbelievable,” said Medvedev.

“I didn’t really know what to do. I don’t know if you’re going to like this but I told myself, ‘What would Novak do?’ What came into my mind, I just thought, ‘OK, I’m going to make him work. If he wants to win it, he’s going to have to fight until the last point.’ I managed to raise my level.”

Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas will face Medvedev in the semi-finals.

Meanwhile, Poland’s Iga Swaitek and the US’s Danielle Collins will face each other in the semis after winning their quarter-final matches on Wednesday.


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